Research Skills for Developing Writers: Lesson 6 Pre-Reading Activities

An introductory guide to help multilingual undergraduate writers at the U develop their research skills.

Pre-Reading Opinion Poll

Which method do you use most often to decide if a source is reliable and approriate for academic use?

Pre-Reading Opinion Poll
The title is related to my topic.: 104 votes (25.81%)
It is not very long.: 17 votes (4.22%)
It was published in the last 10 years.: 16 votes (3.97%)
It was written by an expert.: 75 votes (18.61%)
It was easy to locate on Google.: 29 votes (7.2%)
It is in my home language.: 7 votes (1.74%)
It is easy to read so I can find relevant passages.: 22 votes (5.46%)
It has specific facts that can be verified in other sources.: 77 votes (19.11%)
I found it in a database or the MLIB catalog.: 56 votes (13.9%)
Total Votes: 403

Pre-Reading: What will this lesson teach you?

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